Whether you are a stamp collector or are just intrigued as to what is in store for the stamps of 2012, than you would not be disappointed because recently royal mail has revealed stamps for 2012 and the list of renowned people printed on the stamps is really commendable.
One of the stamps that were revealed had 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics Gold medal stamps printed on them. Another stamp celebrates Her Majesty Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by printing her face on the stamp. Some of the other stamps will have faces of many popular Britons such as Charles Dickens, Frederick Delius, Roald Dahl.
The revealing of stamps is an honor in itself as some of the Britain’s most memorable events are going to take place in the year of 2012. One of them being the London 2012 Olympics, these particular stamps will be made available to the general public starting from 5th of January 2012. All the stamps can be easily purchased online, or from different post office around the country and also many shop owners will be supplying them at very affordable price. The basic purpose behind printing of these stamps is to share with the rest of the world the joy of playing the best of games which comes from the Olympics and it is a great way to have interaction with audience from all around the world who will come to London for the much awaited Olympics.
The stamp which will entertain Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee also has concrete reason behind it for being published in this year. The greatest being that it will be 60th year of her ruling and the stamps will have a total of five monarch printed on them, starting from the 20th century along with queens face beside them. This surely is a great way to commemorate the services of the Queen who has been there for the nation for many blissful years now and has led it in the right path of glory. Furthermore the stamps concerned with Roald Dahl also have their way of showing gratitude to the late writer. There will be images of Charlie and the chocolate factory, giant peaches and fantastic foxes on the stamps and this will surely be a great collection for children of all ages who are real fans of one of the Britain’s greatest story teller Roald Dahl.
To conclude, it would be righteous to say that although we are living in the age of technology, where the use of stamps have almost become obsolete with instant messaging and email at our disposal, but the joys and celebration from the tradition should not be forgotten at any era or at any time of the year. These stamps will help us remember the greatest of the events that would and will take place during our lifetime.